Museum Studies Program Blog

March 22 – Museums at Noon presentation

Speaker:  Megan Berkobien (PhD candidate, Comparative Literature) When:  12:00 pm on Friday, March 22 Where: UM Museum of Art Multi-Purpose Room (125)   From Club to Third Space: On the Interrogation and Creation of Community at the Scarab Club, Detroit The presenter will discuss...

March 15 – Museums at Noon presentation

Speaker:  Craig Harvey (PhD candidate, Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology) When:  12:00 pm on Friday, March 15 Where: UM Museum of Art Multi-Purpose Room (125) Locating and Relocating Lugdunum: Collection Management at Lugdunum — Musée et théâtres romains, Lyon This presentation will...

March 12 presentation

“A Swift Death and Steady Resurrection: Salvage Anthropology and U.S. Museums.” March 12 at 6:30 pm UM Museum of Art auditorium This presentation will explore salvage anthropology, a movement spurred by threats of extinction faced by indigenous societies that brought millions of material culture...

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“File under fascinating”

“Humanities scholars are interested in how people organized information in the past because this tells us about their habits of mind—their intellectual world. When we put facts or things in order, we give them meaning and priority. We say: We care about this because...